His catch, my catch
“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” ~ Samuel Johnson
This was captured on a beach in my birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental. I was aiming for a “perfect shot” of this fisherman who was about to throw a net in the air. When he did, his companion passed by suddenly, as if to tell him, the day’s over, let’s go home.
It ruined my imagined composition.
Later, as I kept looking at it, I thought, what does a ‘perfect shot’ really mean? Maybe there’s more character and life to my imperfect shot than the vision I had created in my mind. Maybe we should be looking for contentment in our flawed reality.
My catch is probably just as good as his.